Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Rolled into Nolensville, Tennessee, USA on a mission for some quality BBQ. Martin’s is right there on the main road, easy to find with lots of parking.

imageOutside I spot this mobile smoker, which can easily accommodate an entire hog. Surely a sign of quality on the way.

imageInside there’s plenty of seating with the scent of juicy meats in the air.

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And here’s a look at the brisket platter with two sides.

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Tasty, with a unique sauce amping up the flavor, Martin’s delivers. Check it out when you’re in the area.

Published in: on April 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm  Comments (1)  
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Aruba BBQ, iPhone 6, video

I know today is Tuesday, but I needed some time to recover from the massive Sunday BBQ feast here in Aruba. It’s usually a take-out meal, but I like to enjoy it fresh from the grill.

That’s quite a plate of food. You get about 1/3 of a chicken, some ribs, fried rice, cole slaw, and corn on the cob. All for the one low price (at the time of this post) of 15 florins. Call it US$ 8.50 or so. What a deal! There are many places in Aruba that serve the Sunday BBQ feast, this one was at Great Rich Restaurant in Paradera, which is my favorite. Enjoy every meal. And eat slowly; it’s better for you.

Barbacoa, Ardmore, PA, USA

Barbacoa serves up your favorite smoked and/or roasted meats. Everything from chicken to pulled pork to brisket is on the menu, along with all the sides you love, including mac and cheese, fries, slaw, and the works. As you can see in the next photo, this is a small joint where you can BYOB.

Barbacoa, Ardmore, PA, USA.

Barbacoa, Ardmore, PA, USA.

Inside you find several tables for 2 and 4 persons. They also do take out, satisfying that need for a party or social gathering. Let’s take a look at the 1/2 pound brisket platter:

1/2 pound brisket platter at Barbacoa, Ardmore, PA.

1/2 pound brisket platter at Barbacoa, Ardmore, PA.

That is more than enough for two people to share, especially if you add some sides. And here is the salmon burger:

Salmon burger at Barbacoa, Ardmore, PA.

Salmon burger at Barbacoa, Ardmore, PA.

What a feed! Seriously, this was a hearty meal at a very fair price served by friendly staff. I’ll be back here often.

Published in: on April 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Jack’s B-B-Q, Nashville, USA

Well, I thought I had the best brisket platter in my life a couple of times. In Texas, in the Carolinas, even in Aruba, I’ve had some darn good brisket. And then, I arrived in Nashville and went to Jack’s on Broadway, where all the music joints are located.

Exterior of Jack's BBQ on Broadway in Nashville, USA.

Exterior of Jack’s BBQ on Broadway in Nashville, USA.

Just walking in this joint, I knew it was going to be good. The delicious aroma was the first giveaway, as was the line, as were the smiles on everyone’s faces. Here’s a look at the interior:

Interior of Jack's BBQ on Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Interior of Jack’s BBQ on Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

So, I belly up to the buffet line and order a mixed meat platter as well as a brisket platter. Sides included baked beans, cole slaw, mac and cheese, et al. See the photo below:

Mixed meat and brisket platters at Jack's BBQ, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Mixed meat and brisket platters at Jack’s BBQ, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

The first bite of brisket was truly a WOW moment. Cooked low and slow with the right amount of smoke and love, that brisket topped my taste bud chart by far. The other meats, smoked sausage and ribs were darn good, too. I could see myself becoming a regular at this joint. Better renew my gym membership while I’m at it.

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